Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

What is the deal with black cd-r's?

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

What is the deal with black cd-r's?

Old 06-23-01, 09:11 PM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,774
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
are they different or just a different color?
Old 06-24-01, 12:31 AM
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Seattle, Washington, America the Beautiful
Posts: 3,767
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Other than being different, my personal opinion is that black CDR doesn't give you any new features above and beyond what regular CDR give you. You are able to make protective backups of your console games without using black media, although some black media advertisements say that you should use black media. Hmmm, I say no, you don't need black.

I've seen some ads that say black has good longevity and UV protection. Well, if you are going to leave your CDR out in the sun, then you will get UV exposure. If you keep the burned discs in a nice dark Case Logic binder, then there is no significant UV exposure.

In the "old" days (well, anything a year old seems to be old with regards to CDR), it was rumoured that you needed black CDR to have reliable playstation backups. Nope. That is not true. Since I don't want to be admonished for telling you to go visit the modchip.com site, I cannot recommend that you do so in order to find out whether or not black cdr helps you get around using a modchip.

Instead of black cdr, why not get bright red or even brown? Those are more unique as colours on the data-writing side than black...
Old 06-24-01, 06:04 PM
DVD Talk Legend
darkside's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 19,847
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I read somewhere that black CD-Rs can be written at 16X and are supposed to be very reliable for making copies at high speeds. Don't know if they are really better or not though. My blue Verbatims do just fine for me.
Old 06-24-01, 09:14 PM
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
Mole177's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Glendale, Ca
Posts: 4,376
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Wouldn't your burner also have to deal with the quality of cd making?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.